12.00 NOON – 2.30PM



It will be one of the biggest, most important and prestigious business events in Australia in 2013.

The event will feature a panel comprising five of the brightest future-thinkers in business, including Sir Richard Branson, who will ask, debate and answer the questions that could change the future of business. And their insight and energy will generate even more challenging questions that, after the event, will be the subject of research by UQ Business School.


Sir Richard Branson: Business magnate, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist.
Founder of the Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. Also well known for his exploits as a fearless adventurer and his many philanthropic endeavours.

Professor Andrew Griffiths: Dean, UQ Business School
Andrew’s areas of research include business strategy and climate change, corporate sustainability strategy and risk and crisis management. He has worked with leading national and international organisations in the profit and not-for-profit sectors to help develop and implement climate change responses and integrated sustainability strategies.

Chris Cameron: Co–owner & Director, Rockcote Enterprises Pty Ltd
Chris describes herself as a ‘Corporate Hippie’. As Director of Rockcote, a leading manufacturer of premixed coloured renders, textures and environmentally friendly paints, Chris champions sustainable development and business practices. In 25 years she has grown Rockcote from a back yard operation into a multi-million dollar, multi-award winning national company.

Tim Longhurst: Futurist
Tim is one of the world’s leading authorities and speakers on innovation and corporate strategy. Tim uses the latest data, powerful case studies and entertaining anecdotes from the field to bring the future to life for his audiences and inspire change within business.

You?: The 5th Panellist
UQ Business School in conjunction with LinkedIn is giving you the chance to nominate yourself or a LinkedIn connection for the role of 5th panellist. You may be a business professional, business owner, or studying at university or high school. Nominations open soon.


The event will be held over lunch on Thursday, 9 May 2013, at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, with an expected audience of over 1500 guests.

Sky News Business will cover the event, with Sky News Business’ lead anchor, Brooke Corte, acting as MC.

Brooke Corte
Brooke currently anchors the daily programs Trading Day and At The Close on Sky News Business. She is also the popular face of business and finance news for First Edition and News Day on Sky News National.


Attendance is open to anyone in business or with an interest in the future of business. Tables of 10 are available now together with individual tickets. For full details and bookings, please visit the tickets page. Click Here

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